Dynamical Theory for Energetic Electron-Matter Interaction
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The periodic potential in crystals causes the amplitude of the accelerating electron (e.g. 200 keV in TEM) to be transferred back-and-forth between the transmitted and diffracted wavefunctions. This transfer process can be explained by dynamical theory. The crystal has a periodic potential that is weak compared with an electron energy of 200 keV.

Table 4135 shows that electrons interact with 1 electron, many electrons, 1 nucleus, and many nuclei in solids.

Table 4135. Effects of interactions of electrons in solids.
  Interaction with electron(s) Interaction with nucleus/nuclei
  1 electron Many electrons 1 nucleus Many nuclei
Scattering type Inelastic Inelastic Quasi-elastic Elastic Inelastic
Scattering effect Electron Compton effect; electron excitation (from 50 eV to a few keV: EDS and EELS) Plasmon excitation (< 50 eV, ~100 nm TEM specimen); Cerenkov effect Rutherford scattering; phonon scattering (< 1 eV, heat) Bragg scattering Bremsstrahlung



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